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Upcoming shows: Angel Olsen – Leeds... Honey Harper... the glowe... Leif Vollebekk... Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom (of The Burning Hell)... Aoife O’Donovan... Tokyo Police Club... The Lovely Eggs... Peggy Sue... Moulettes... Born Ruffians... Dana Gavanski... The Handsome Family... Happyness... Scott Matthews... The Beths... Pictish Trail... Mr Ben & The Bens... We Were Promised Jetpacks... Douglas Dare... Andy Shauf... Smoke Fairies... Roddy Woomble... Lindsay Munroe... A.A. Williams... bdrmm... Joan Shelley... Erland Cooper... The Lovely Eggs... BC Camplight... Penguin Cafe... Josh Rouse + Vetiver... Alice Boman... Joep Beving... The Dears...

When: 7pm on Bank Holiday Sunday 30 May 2021
Where: The Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been moved from October 2020 to May 2021. Door time is now 7pm but all other details are the same, and original tickets remain valid. Here’s a message from the band:

We’ve made the decision to postpone all our live touring until February 2021. This is an absolute gutter for us but with little direction from the government, we don’t want to put people’s safety and lives at risk. We imagine that even by autumn even if gigs CAN happen they’ll be very different to the usual Lovely Eggs experience and we don’t want that! We want the normal Egg-shaped chaos that you’ve come to expect from a Lovely Eggs gig. So we’ve taken the decision to postpone our touring until next year. All tickets for the old shows originally scheduled for April and rescheduled for July are now valid for the new shows in February. In the cases where we have seen a venue change/upgrade the tickets for the original show in that city remain valid. Our shows at The Ritz in Manchester and Heaven in London have been rescheduled to May. We really hope people hang onto their tickets, not get refunds and join us next year. We live to tour and tour to live. This is our life and our livelihood.

Once this shitstorm is over. We want a party like no other!! Looking forward to seeing you all next year!! Take care of yourselves and see you on the other side. Love Holly and David X

We’re delighted to be presenting The Lovely Egg’s biggest Manchester show to date!

The Lovely Eggs follow up February dates at Manchester’s Gorilla and London’s The Garage, which have both sold out with months to spare, with their two biggest shows to date: at the O2 Ritz Manchester and London’s Heaven in May!

The Lovely Eggs are an underground surreal-psych punk rock duo from northern England. They have a fierce DIY ethos that music should have no rules.

On 3 April 2020 they released their new album, I am Moron, bearing the fruit of their second collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Mogwai, MGMT, Tame Impala) at his studio in upstate New York.

Lead single This Decision (released in January 2020) unfurled a seething two-minute-and-fifty-seconds of rage, capturing the zeitgeist of disillusioned Brexit Britain. It reached #1 in both the physical and vinyl charts and was hammered by DJs at BBC 6 Music including Iggy Pop, Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins, Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson, plus John Kennedy at Radio X.

With EIGHT BBC 6 Music sessions under their belt, as well as sessions for Radio One and Radio X, The Lovely Eggs have enjoyed huge support from UK radio. And they continue to sell out gigs across the UK without the help of management, booking agent or record label support.

With their no-nonsense attitude The Lovely Eggs are a breath of fresh air in an industry where true authenticity is hard to find.

They have produced five albums. The last, This is Eggland, saw their first encounter with Dave Fridmann as producer/mixer after Holly left a drunken message on his studio answerphone asking him to work with them. Dave got back in touch with them a year later and Eggland was born. It was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim and announced by HMV as one of their Top 50 Albums of the year.

Their single Wiggy Giggy was added to the BBC 6 Music Playlist and the track received massive support from DJs across the board at BBC 6 Music with This is Eggland declared Album of The Day. With 5- and 4-star national press reviews, the album went straight to #9 in the Independent album charts. Uncut Magazine described it as ‘exhilarating and trashy’, the Guardian as ‘marvellous’, ‘yes, that good!’ from The Quietus and ‘unrelenting’ from Pitchfork.

Their follow-up single Big Sea shot straight into the UK Vinyl singles charts at #2. This was followed by three sold-out UK tours playing rammed chaotic shows to a growing army of fans.

With releases across the world, The Lovely Eggs have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA and Europe. Their songs have been produced by Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), remixed by Tjinder Singh (Cornershop) and sampled by Zane Lowe for Scroobius Pip.

With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful raw sound that creates the sonic illusion of a band twice their size. The result is a mix of heavy psych, pop and strangeness and they have become known for their ferocious yet joyous live performances.

The Lovely Eggs are one of the most exciting, innovative and genuine bands of the Great British Underground. Welcome to their world. Welcome To Eggland!

Special guest is Phill Jupitus. Before stand-up comedy, television and musical theatre took him to their arms, Phill Jupitus plied his trade as Porky The Poet. In the turbulent mid-1980s, this shambling, badge-spangled firebrand was slinging his whimsical, and often quite cross stanzas across the land, opening for such artists as Billy Bragg, Gil Scott Heron, The Pogues, The Housemartins, Alexei Sayle and The Style Council.

Missing the sticky-floored majesty of his early gigs, Jupitus offered his services to Lancaster legends The Lovely Eggs, stepping onstage to tickle, confound and let’s face it downright confuse their audiences before a few of their gigs. He enjoyed this experience so much that he will be opening for them again in Manchester this October.

This show is for ages 8+ only. 8- to 13-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been moved from October 2020 to May 2021. Door time is now 7pm but all other details are the same, and original tickets remain valid. 

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Wegottickets.com, Dice.fmTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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